Thursday, 8 December 2005
Financial Resolution No. 5: General (Resumed).
Dermot Ahern (Minister, Department of Foreign Affairs; Louth, Fianna Fail)
Maternity benefit has been dramatically increased. The back to school, and clothing and footware allowances have been dramatically increased. The fuel allowance, as you remember, Deputy Broughan, increased again this year and is given for a longer period than when the Labour Party and Fine Gael were in Government.